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post #121 of 1334
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A preemptive Suck my nuts to HORNS
post #122 of 1334
I have nothing against the hurry up offense. It's something that every team can run. It may favor raw athleticism over "strategy" per se, but part of strategy is maximizing your strengths and exploiting your opponent's weaknesses.

The counterpart that nobody talks about, however, is that when the hurry up fails after a short drive, your defense has to come back on the field with no time to rest, and no team wants their defense spending an excessive amount of time on the field. When the hurry up varies in tempo based on how successful a drive is, that will truly be brilliant in terms of strategy.
post #123 of 1334
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one of the things i liked watching last night (and I posted but don't see it) is that at one point in FSU's drive, they ran something like six successive curl routes, all to the receiver on the left, all in excess of six yards, and the defense still never saw it coming.
post #124 of 1334
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Hey horns which do you like least aTm or TT

Why, I hate UT the most Ed!!!
post #125 of 1334
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Why, I hate UT the most Ed!!!

Come on, I'm not that dumb....

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
why do you hate Tennessee so much?
post #126 of 1334
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Please place the following line in your quote:

"Proud Aggies fan!"

http://www.aggiefans.com/forums/index.php?/gallery/image/29-texas-am-avatar/
post #127 of 1334
This was about an avatar, and that's it.
post #128 of 1334
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Poooooooooooosaaaaaaaaay
post #129 of 1334
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Please place the following line in your quote:

"Proud Aggies fan!"

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This was about an avatar, and that's it.

What was the bet?
post #130 of 1334
I thought Pitt was going to upset FSU, and they didn't then edina was going to pick out an avatar for me to use. The avatar he was going to use is
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Here's your avatar for this year, edina:


Like the goof that he is, he then tries to pin a quote requirement in as well.
post #131 of 1334
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Solid research, K.

For what it's worth, I agree that faking injuries is a bitch move, but I also think the whole "gas the defense by going at them nonstop" approach is kind of bitchish. That's not strategy, or superior play; it's taking advantage of the limits of human endurance while trying to prevent the defense from substituting for fatigue or package. You're basically saying, "I know my guys probably couldn't outplay yours, but you're on the side of the ball that's harder to play at a fast pace, so I'm going to grind your players until their bodies give out."

I'm not sure what, if anything, you do to address it. However, it doesn't exactly break my heart to see coaches do whatever they can to slow play, given the whole super-fast offense thing is a blatant attempt to fabricate an advantage that has little to do with coaching or player skill.
Unbelievable. Have you seen the video of when it happened? Complete fluke. To be honest, I kind of wonder if he was just on borrowed time with that knee.
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Sorry about the Jawjaa loss, Mr. G, and I have no love whatsoever for Clemson, but this whole phenomenon of faking injuries in College Football to slow down an offense is FUCKING BULLSHIT and must be stopped posthaste . . .

Both approaches are just exploiting the rules. Offense can pin the defensive players on the field by not huddling, so they get this "pace" going and just gas them out. Teams fake injuries because the rules are stacked against the defense. Change the rules on substitutions and you reduce that incentive, and likely in a way that's a lot less offensive to our sensibilities than faking injuries.
post #133 of 1334
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Unfortunately, yes. Our (Northwestern's) defense has not exactly impressed. We call them the Cardiac Cats for a reason.

post #134 of 1334
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I certainly don't blame them but damn. This, along with the end of multiple other rivalries does not make college football better.

http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/2013-09-06/sports/os-mike-bianchi-gators-hurricanes-final-game-0906-20130905_1_florida-gators-miami-hurricanes-uf
post #135 of 1334
1) UM-UF isn't a rivalry, and it hasn't been one since Reagan was president. You can't call a game a "rivalry" game when it has been played five times (including once in a bowl) over two-and-a-half decades. No one on either team was even alive the last time it was anything close to a rivalry.

2) This is old news. The exact same stuff about never playing again was said about these games earlier in the 2000s when they played each other a couple of times. They were never going to rekindle this to a regular thing, mostly since UF is a lead proponent of the bitch-ass-scheduling approach to OOC. The whole reason it didn't take off last time around was because UF refused to make it a home-and-home.
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